Mummers Against Cancer

Walking along 3rd Street in South Philadelphia toward annual Mummers Against Cancer event. All are welcome. Come on down to Anderson Hall at Woodland Strong Band’s Clubhouse near 3rd and Snyder. Help your neighbors beat cancer!,

Laurel House Gala!

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At PineCrest CC in Lansdale tonight at the annual Laurel House Gala raising money to prevent domestic violence and help victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County.

Night of Champions

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The annual Night of Champions at the Mummers Museum is underway. Principal honoree is Congressman Bob Brady for his work promoting all Philadelphia neighborhood traditions of community and celebration.

Happy Anniversary Murray Comic Club

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The Murray Comic Club celebrates its 80th anniversary tonight and its 18th 1st Prize in a row with a gala at SugarHouse Casino.  500 attendees are here, including past presidents and officers of other clubs. And, of course, big cheers to President Rich Porco and his daughter, Jessica, long time leaders of Murray and standard bearers of Mummery.  As Rich said tonight, “We’re not a club, we’re a family.”

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Murray has been a steady supporter of Easter Seals, our Armed Forces overseas and Philabundance. On New Year’s Day and throughout the year, Murray is number one. Congratulations and thank you, Murray Comic Club.

Here’s to Rowing!

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Cabrini College Rowing Coach Janit Gorka and two of her student rowers talking up the new program on the Commons this afternoon. The young program is a great opportunity for students and successful Cabrini Athletics, as well as another way to move fast early in the morning along the Schuylkill (river).

Cabrini Alumni Rule

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Hats off to an excellent group of alumni leaders at Cabrini College, meeting today.  They live the mission.

Talent is in the House

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And I mean on the stage. The Neumann Goretti High School Talent Show is underway in South Philadelphia. Congratulations to all the students.
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The row of judges are busy including my SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade partner Alicia Vitarelli of 6ABC and PHL17 News at Ten. Thanks to Father Olson and Bruce Robinson for being such good hosts.